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New book completes anthology of Franklin County stories: Longtime Recorder reporter Richie Davis releases “Flights of Fancy, Souls of Grace”

08-19-2023 1:59 PM


One of the many stories featured in Richie Davis’s third book focuses on a group of singers that meet every day on the Montague Common. The group, which includes Davis, has no leaders and has been singing continuously since the pandemic began.I...

They’re here, they’re queer, they’re hilarious: Far Out! Comedy Festival presents 50 comedians in Northampton and Greenfield

08-18-2023 1:42 PM


As many as 50 comedians will be performing later this month as part of a three-day comedy festival celebrating the voices of those who are traditionally underrepresented in the world of comedy.“Myself and any touring comedian would say that festivals...

A home for all the homies: Homie Collective Campout brings more than 100 jam bands and electronic artists to Franklin County Fairground, Aug. 25 through 27

08-18-2023 1:35 PM


In search of its permanent home, one of the region’s largest “jamtronica” music festivals will set up camp next weekend at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.The Homie Collective Campout, a three-day congregation with more than 100 jam bands and...

Deerfield grad lands role on his way to Yale: Will Sussbauer plays a 1970s boarding school student in “The Holdovers” blockbuster, filmed locally

08-18-2023 1:34 PM


The picturesque boarding school campuses and Shelburne Falls village aren’t the only local features in the new “The Holdovers” film coming out Nov. 10. Ashfield’s Will Sussbauer, a Deerfield Academy graduate heading to Yale University this fall, got...

Sounds Local: Swing your partner round and round: Polka, square dancing, country and rock all on tap at the Heath Fair this weekend

08-16-2023 3:25 PM


Fair season is fast upon us, which is both good news and bad news. Good because who doesn’t love a fair? But bad because their arrival is a reminder that summer is quickly coming to an end.One of the first fairs of the season is the Heath Fair, which...

No longer lost in the shadow of her husband’s legacy: Researcher uncovers clues to the life of 19th century Greenfield woman, whose paintings hung in the Capitol

08-11-2023 1:13 PM


Hidden in a Greenfield basement was the breakthrough for Christine Pifer-Foote’s research on Anna Feron Pierce Judah, a ghost of Greenfield’s past: a watercolor painting of a flower from the 1800s.Until recently, Anna Judah, who Pifer-Foote describes...

Artists adopt a collaborative model: Self-curated “We’ll Show U” on view at Greenfield Gallery showcases diverse regional artists

08-11-2023 1:03 PM


A group of artists from across the region are collaborating on a six-week-long exhibit at Greenfield Gallery, demonstrating a partnership that seeks to model a collaborative approach to sustainable practice.The exhibit, “We’ll Show U,” is a...

Two new children’s books from Haley’s: “Madame Monarch” and “It’s Okay to Be Sad”

08-11-2023 12:57 PM


“Madame Monarch” by Sylvia Wetherby Haley’s, 30 pages, $12“It’s Okay to Be Sad” by Kathleen Nicoletti Haley’s, 54 pages, $12.95Haley’s Publishing recently released two appealing, colorful books for young people.“Madame Monarch,” by Sylvia Wetherby of...

Sounds Local: Rocking Puppies pack a punk rock sugar rush: Father-daughter duo will perform at Peskeompskut Park this Saturday, along with Home Body and the Barlows

08-09-2023 2:45 PM


“To have fun and rock your face off” are the goals of Rocking Puppies, the father-daughter punk duo of Michael and Pema Crigler of Greenfield.Rocking Puppies will perform at Peskeompskut Park in Turners Falls on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in a...

Echoes of ‘The Scream’: the stunning views of Edvard Munch on view at The Clark

08-04-2023 2:08 PM


It’s often been said by art critics that the most well known painted image is “The Scream” by Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944).The ghostly figure, with hands held to his face under a blood red sun, has even been satirized with comic characters from Bart...

Sounds Local: Gaslight Tinkers bring their danceable style to Permaculture Place

08-02-2023 7:05 PM


If you are in need of some feel-good music that will have you dancing until your feet hurt, then The Gaslight Tinkers are the band for you. The Tinkers are from Brattleboro, Vermont, and are known for uplifting, high-energy shows that always have...

Sounds Local: ‘Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy’: The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever returns Sunday to celebrate Bush and Brontë

07-26-2023 2:19 PM


If you head to Greenfield’s Energy Park on Sunday afternoon you will discover a field of red-clad dancers swaying about to the song “Wuthering Heights” by the British musician Kate Bush. The reason for this collective performance is that the dancers...

Ashfield Film Fest returns September 22 and 23: Hilltown residents are invited to submit films now through August 31

07-21-2023 12:28 PM


The Ashfield Film Festival committee is inviting hilltown residents to get their cameras out once again and submit films for the 2023 Local Shorts Competition.“The festival is all about us. It is about people here in the hilltowns,” Harry Keramidas,...

Book Bag: Debut novel by Dean Cycon tells the story of a fraught WWII homecoming for Holocaust survivors

07-21-2023 12:18 PM


Finding Home (Hungary, 1945)By Dean Cycon; Koehler Books A common image from the end of World War II in Europe is that of cheering crowds of people welcoming Allied troops in towns and cities that had been liberated from the Nazis.A lesser-known and...

‘Curse of Cairn Castle’ and ‘The Witch’s Midden’

07-21-2023 12:17 PM


Haley’s Publishing recently released two fun, colorful books for young people by the imaginative author and illustrator Elizabeth Lindgren of Orange.The first, “Curse of Cairn Castle,” follows the adventures of Beetle Beane as she battles for the...

Sounds Local: The sounds of summer: A roundup of new releases and shows to celebrate them

07-19-2023 3:12 PM


We are halfway through summer, and although we have coped with more than our share of heat and rain, we have enjoyed plenty of great music.During these warm weather months, some of our local musicians have released excellent new music, and since you...

Shelburne Falls poet awarded prize

07-14-2023 6:24 PM


When Shelburne Falls resident Maria Williams was writing her newest poetry collection, “White Doe,” she often found herself wondering “Who do you become when the trappings of your life fall away?” This question was influenced by her experiences with...

Sounds Local: Let’s get together and feel alright: Annual Wendell Reggae Fest returns this Saturday at Deja Brew Cafe & Pub

07-12-2023 2:15 PM


When you listen to reggae music, you’ll find that your spirits are immediately uplifted. The music’s positive lyrics, rhythmic beats and bass-heavy sounds contribute to its relaxing quality. If you want to experience some of this feel-good, danceable...

Sounds Local: Robin Lane to perform in Shelburne Falls, Holyoke

07-07-2023 1:07 PM


Robin Lane has worked in many musical styles throughout her lengthy career. There were the folk stylings of her early years when she was part of the Laurel Canyon scene and the new wave punk-influenced sound of her band Robin Lane and the...

Tony Sarg, who invented the Macy’s Parade balloons and dominated world of illustration in the early 20th century, in spotlight again at Rockwell Museum

07-07-2023 12:34 PM


He is credited as the inventor of the comical, and quite enormous, gas-filled dirigible, since 1927 the symbol of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades. Called “the father of modern American puppetry,” his productions toured the country and his staff later...

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